Racial & Gender Bias in Search Engines
This is a CARLI Professional Development Alliance event. To register for this event visit the CARLI Event Calendar.
Many library users believe that when they use a search engine, they are always getting factual, unbiased, and objective results. But search engines and the algorithms that power them are not neutral. This session explores some of the racial and gender biases found in search and looks at how these biases impact search results. By examining the idea of search neutrality, we can gain a better understanding of how human beings influence, for better or worse, the creation and ongoing maintenance of search algorithms. Through examining bias in search, we can help our patrons improve their search and online information literacy.
- Wednesday, July 12, 2023
- 1:00pm - 2:00pm
- Time Zone:
- Central Time - US & Canada (change)